Grants & Subsidies

The Foundation awards travel and study grants to post-graduate students for the completion of their artistic or scholarly qualifications, preferably abroad.

It also awards fees to promote public appearances, supports participation in competitions and master classes, and helps to fund publications of every sort.

It is involved in third-party commissions of new works and awards special prizes.
Personal applications are not permitted. The grants are awarded in accordance with the same guidelines that apply to the Belmont Prize.

  • 2023
    • Arsalan Abedian, processing of his own composition for saxophone quartet
    • Emilija Kortus, violinist from Leipzig, "Dialog", demonstration CD
  • 2022
    • Sarah Maria Sun
      concert fee, Fabio Nieder's "Vielleicht weiss es die Nachtigall"
      MKO, concert 23.6. 2022
    • Matthias Lorenz, Dresden
      Musikalischer Online-Salon for contemporary music (MOS 22)
  • 2021
    • LCMS, video production, concert with Carolin Widmann, "Another prayer"
    • Michaela Catranis, composer fee
    • Boulanger Trio, composer fees/ arrangements "Wanderlust"
    • Christoph Grund/ Birthe Bendixen
      composer fee: songs of poems by nursing home residents
    • ZwischenZeiten, symposion University of Oldenburg (Prof. Violeta Dinescu)
      4 composer fees
    • Andreas Arend, composer fee, "consort song" for festival TIDLØS, Musikforening Roskilde
    • Mithatcan Öcal, new work commissioned by MKO, composer fee (partly)
  • 2020
    • Ensemble Modern, concert with Florian Weber, Pierre Boulez-Saal Berlin
      concert fees
    • Luca Quintavalle, harpsichord, "Das Cembalo im 20. und 21. Jahrhundert"
      composer fees
  • 2019
    • Tabea Wink, Gstaad Baroque Academy, masterclass, fee
    • Irina Frühwirth, "Worte spielen Noten", music theatre for children
      conception, directing, production
    • Neues Klaviertrio Dresden, concert fees
    • Elzbieta Sikora, composer fee
      International Violin Competition Leopold Mozart, Augsburg
    • Anna-Lena Schnabel
      new work commissioned for Anna-Lena Schnabel Quartet
    • Friedrich Goldmann
      creation of piano score, oboe concerto
    • Quatuor Ebène
      'Beethoven around the world' in Mali: contemporary aspects
      with Cheick Tidiane Seck, Bamako
    • Philipp Maintz
      new work commissioned, piano piece dedicated to William Youn
  • 2018
    • Franziska Gorissen
      project "Narziss-Fragmente", based on A. Schönberg's Pierrot Lunaire
      studio stage LMU München
    • Markus Stockhausen
      new work commissioned for NeuburgMusik 2018
  • 2017
    • Johannes Lang
      study of source material, H.W. Henze: "El Cimarrón"
      travel subsidies
    • Festival Luigi Nono alla Giudecca
      research and concert fees
    • Jelena Dabic, "Der Riss - Musik für einen Bunker"
      cooperation with Hamburger Unterwelten e.V.
      Creation 5.10.2017, Hamburg mainstation
    • Fabio Nieder, "Dem Doppelgänger in memoriam"
      new work commissioned for Münchener Kammerorchester
      Creation 25.01.2018 Munich, Prinzregententheater
    • Chiel Meijering
      new work commissioned for "Trio Destrosio"
    • Peter Jakober
      new work commissioned for oenm
    • Negro Leo (Leonardo Gonçalves)
      new work commissioned for Hubert - Fichte - project, cooperation with Goethe Institut São Paulo
      and "Haus der Kulturen der Welt", Berlin
  • 2016
    • Verein akut, Wien: "Excuse my dust", concert with Ensemble Kaleidoskop, concert fees
    • Daniel Kutschinski, acquisition of license and grant of rights
      R. Schumann / F. Wunderlich for his documentary "4" (Quatuor Ébène)
    • Fondazione Archivio Luigi Nono, Venice: scientific research
    • Jelena Dabic, composer, travel subsidies, New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival
    • Duo Shalamov, Nymphenburger Sommer, concert fees
    • Alejandro Oliván, saxophone, masterclass, 48. International Summer Courses Darmstadt
    • Bach - Cage - Telemann: musical project in Saxony, concert fees
    • Louth Contemporary Music Society (LCMS) - 10. anniversary concert
      "Blissful Pentecost", Dundalk, Ireland, concert fees
    • Gabriele Geml, Han-Gyeol Lie, Symposion: Between Frankfurter and Wiener Schule: Th. W. Adorno, The Compositional Oeuvre
      concept and research for a publication
    • Fabio Romano, "Verklärtes Klavier". Jubiläumskonzert Ferruccio Busoni, Palermo, instrument rental
    • Jean-Guihen Queyras, Bach-Akzente, Schwetzingen, concert fees
  • 2015
    • Ben G. Fodor/Sillyconductor: Utopia Station. Electro-philosophical Installation, Vienna
    • Fondazione Archivio Luigi Nono, entry fees for students
    • Yaara Tal, piano recital at Arnold Schönberg Center, Vienna, concert fee
    • Minguet Quartet, concert at Arnold Schönberg Center, Vienna, concert fees
  • 2014
    • Fondazione Archivio Luigi Nono, entry fees for students
    • Alicja Pilarczyk, violinist, masterclass, 47. International Summer Courses Darmstadt
    • Reinhard-Schulz Prize for music criticism, endowment for the prize
    • 47. International Summer Courses Darmstadt, final concert HOT_cool, concert fees
    • Agata Zubel & members of MKO, chamber music nights, Münchner Kammerspiele, concert fees
    • Münchener Biennale, MKO with music of Jani Christou and others, concert fees
    • West Cork Music Festival, concert fees
    • Hugo Queirós, clarinettist, masterclass, 47. Internat. Summer Courses Darmstadt
    • Sabine Liebner, concept & piano, Christian Wolff Festival, symposium and concerts
  • 2013
    • Giacinto Scelsi, Magie des Klangs, Verlag MusikTexte, printing costs susbidies
    • Arcus Temporum X, Art Festival of Pannonhalma Archabbey, concert fees
    • Composer's colloquium, Universität Oldenburg
    • 31. Rassegna di Nuova Musica di Macerata, concert fees
    • Rebecca Saunders: "chroma", Salzburg Biennale
  • 2012
    • Jugendblaskapelle Tittling - John Cage Project
    • Milica Djordjevic, masterclass composition with W. Rihm
      Akademie Neue Musik, Munich
    • CD "Notturni" - WIEN MODERN 2011
      interpretation fees
    • Musical portrait of John Cage,
      Münchener Kammerorchester, concert fees
    • Reinhard-Schulz Prize for music criticism, endowment of the prize
    • Dal Niente Ensemble, Chicago, travel subsidies to 46th Internat. Summer Courses Darmstadt
    • John Cage Musical Portrait, Münchener Kammerorchester, concert fees
    • Anastasio Mitropoulos, guitarist and composer from Greece, grant for study abroad
  • 2011
    • Max Rostal Competition, new works commissioned
    • Talea Ensemble New York, concert fee
    • Milica Djordjevic, grant for study abroad
    • Peter Wittenberg, XIV. International Tchaikovsky Competition, Moscow, travel subsidies
    • "Kunst aus der Zeit" – Bregenz Festival, piano performance
    • Szabolcs Brickner, tenor from Budapest, masterclass
    • Sergey Dogadin, violinist, Nymphenburg Summer, concert fee
    • Mark Andre, composer, new work commissioned for Kunstfest Weimar pèlerinages
    • Vladimir Tarnopolsky, composer, new work commissioned for Kunstfest Weimar pèlerinages
  • 2010
    • Mark Schachtsiek, printing costs subsidies for doctoral thesis
    • 13. Inselfestival Hombroich, concert fees
    • Musical portrait of Iannis Xenakis,
      Münchener Kammerorchester, concert fees
    • International Piano Amateur Competition Berlin,
      special prize for best performance of a contemporary work
    • Júlia Hajnóczy, singer from Budapest, demonstration CD
    • Hariolf Schlichtig, research for a J.-S. Bach - CD
    • C. C. Bettendorf, composer, new work for piano solo,
      commissioned for Talea Ensemble, New York
    • Kunstfest Weimar pèlerinages, concert fee
  • 2009
    • 64. Sommerliche Musiktage Hitzacker, concert fees
    • Collegium Quartet from Kiev, travel subsidies
    • Bruno Mantovani: new work commissioned for ARD International Music Competition, Munich 2010
    • Bernhard Lang, composition / sound installation for 4 channel system
      "seven last words / sieben letzte worte" (180 min) Steirischer Herbst, Graz
  • 2008
    • Duo Nurit Stark (violin) and Cédric Pescia (piano) from Berlin, grant for elaboration of a debut-CD
    • International chamber music courses by Hochschule für Musik "Hanns Eisler", Berlin
    • Mirjana Rajic, participation in piano master-class
    • Michael Langemann, composer from Cologne, grant for study abroad (travel expenses)
    • Szabolcs Brickner, tenor from Budapest, grant for study abroad
    • "Meetingpoint Music Messiaen", Görlitz, concert fees
    • "Shared Sounds" Festival, Berlin, concert fees
    • Simon Lepper, pianist from London, concert fee
    • André Polk from Rosenheim, participation in double bass master-class
    • International Piano Amateur Competition, Berlin, special prize for best performance of a contemporary work
    • Archivio Luigi Nono ONLUS, Venice, restoration of scores
    • Bernt Engelmann and Gisela Wunderlich, film makers from Munich, "répétitions", a video collage on the Quatuor Ébène
  • 2007
    • Atrium Quartet from St. Petersburg, grant for study abroad
    • Three full scholarships to "Course in Performing the Music of Luigi Nono", Venice
    • Trio Ovid, Berlin, special prize for a new piece commissioned for the Boris Pergamenshikov Chamber Music Prize
  • 2006
    • Pei-Yu Shi, composer from Taiwan, grant for study abroad
    • Carolin Kopp, landscape architect from Hamburg, city park project in Havana, Cuba, travel expenses
    • International Piano Amateur Competition, Berlin, special prize for best performance of a contemporary work
    • George Benjamin, composer from London, "Into the Little Hill", new work co-commissioned with the Ensemble Modern, Frankfurt am Main
    • LetzelFreivogel, architects from Halle, Saline Island project, Halle, grant-in-aid
  • 2005
    • Júlia Hajnóczy, soprano from Budapest, grant for study abroad
    • Markus Fein, festival director and journalist, printing subsidies for "Gespräche mit Jörg Widmann"
    • Hannes Galette Seidl, composer from Giessen, new work co-commissioned with the International Ensemble Modern Academy (IEMA)
    • Carolin Widmann, CD "reflections I", public relations
  • 2004
    • Christian Klein, composer from Graz, grant for study abroad
  • 2002
    • Carl-Christian Bettendorf, composer from München, grant for study abroad
    • Women composers from Japan, new works commissioned for the Klangspuren Festival, Schwaz, Austria
    • Klaus Lang, composer from Berlin, new work commissioned with "evviva la diva", music theater project
    • ARD International Music Competition, München, four audience prizes
    • Josef Tal, composer from Jerusalem, translation and printing subsidies for "Musica Nova im dritten Jahrtausend"
    • Jan Vogler, cellist from Dresden, rental fee for Chamber Music Hall in the Berlin Philharmonie
  • 2001
    • Ana Dzokic and Milica Topalovic, architects from Belgrade, grants for study abroad
    • Charles Bessard, architect from Paris, grant for study abroad
    • Professor Emilia Comisel, musicologist from Bucharest, digital remastering of historic sound recordings
    • "piano possibile", Ensemble für Neue Musik, Munich, travel subsidy
    • Bucharest Festival, International Music Week, travel expenses
    • Minguet Quartet, Köln, concert appearance
    • ARD International Music Competition, München, five audience prizes
  • 2000
    • Bauhaus Award, Bauhaus Foundation, Dessau, prize money
    • Jörn Arnecke, composer from Hamburg, grand-in-aid for opera project
    • Jürg Frey, "Moments Musicaux Festival", Aarau, grant-in-aid, travel expenses
    • Clarissa Pöschel, singer from Berlin, travel expenses for International Jazz Festival, Havana, Cuba
    • Klaus Schedl, composer from München, grant for study abroad
  • 1999
    • Olga Neuwirth, composer from Vienna, new work commissioned for "pro vocazione", Kammermusikfestival in München